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Old 11-24-2022, 07:10 AM   #1
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1979 30' Argosy project

Hi

Though I would start a thread on our new toy. Hopefully over the next few months I can get enough information from you folks to decide which direction to take on restoring it.

The Vin 30-B9J-3346 I bought here in Ontario Canada.
Its a centre bath, double rear bed, with a wraparound rear window.

The first question I had does this interior look original? There is no front table just a wrap around bench with a small bump up table in the middle?

Second is the wood platform beside the kitchen original it also looks odd?

Final question for now is I have yet to find a similar layout with regards to the windows, did they just pick and chose left over windows for these units? I have looked at lots of pictures a have not found the same unit any place.

Thanks for any and all answers/information
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Old 11-24-2022, 07:52 AM   #2
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Hello again from Colorado: I was going to refer you to this category of the Forums that is all things Argosy. You do have a unique Airstream. I bet others will answer your questions, but sorry, I don't know much about these trailers.

I believe 1973 was the first year of the Argosy. It was the first Airstream with the full wrap around "panoramic" front windows and later the first with that window in the rear also. This design is now throughout the Airstream lineup to this day. I think the Minuet was a "european" spec trailer designed and built for the international market. It was smaller and lighter than a regular Airstream.

Here is a link to the Airstream Corp "document archives" that may be helpful to you. However, I didn't see any info on the 1979 Argosy 30'. Maybe I should have looked harder.

https://www.airstream.com/wp-content...rplans-314.pdf

We will be watching your project thread as you journey down the long renovation road. You will likely gather Argosy experts to your thread that will be helpful to you. It may take a very long time to finish your project which is typical of Airstream renovations.

You will enjoy the trip.

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Old 11-24-2022, 10:28 AM   #3
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Welcome again from Colorado... our first Airstream was a '76 24 footer which we thoroughly enjoyed and then moved on to other Airstream projects. If you haven't seen it yet go to vintageairstream.com and look through the year by year photo archives. Your trailer has an interseting combo of features but you will see the same front windows and basic galley layout. I think the "counter?" beside the galley is not original but ??? I have seen front layouts close to what you have. If I were to do another Argosy it would be a "double-ender " like yours.
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